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fans as coach harbaugh made speeches.j[iñ >> and management is hiring outside investigators to pinpoint why the power went out during the super bowl. >> the outage caused a 34 minute delay at the biggest sporting event in america, maybe the world. the nfl says the power waivered during rehearsals. stadium officials were concerned about power lines in the fall. emergency work was completed just weeks before the game. >> if you noticed the price hike at the gas pump, experts blaming it on rising oil prices and tension in the middle east. the energy september dez the average price jumped 18 cents in just a week. near california the price spiked higher to $3.91 a gallon. that is because refineries are
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preparing to switch to summer grade fuel. >> i don't think people are happy about it what. are we going to do? who do we fight? >> i brought a scooter to conserve gas prices it's save meeg $200 a month. >> there is a look at price as cross the bay area, it's a penny more in san jose. in san flan, average is $3.93. >> talking about gas and gegt around town as you look live at 880 interchange there in $clpmany of us spent time, too much time, stuck in the car in traffic. now, a study pin points our frustration autos it shows traffic just as bad as that in los angeles there. is only one other city where drivers have it worse than we do. >> yes. cornell bernard hashs@u story. >> we do have the worst commute, yes. >> mike knows it. bay area traffic can be brutal. even on a motorcycle.
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>> we went to new york to mabt manhattan. it's easier to drive in manhattan than in berkeley. >> a study confirms bay area drivers spend way too much times in cars commuting through epic traffic. >> you just have to take it into account anymore. when you're commuting you have to check traffic. >> after washington, d.c., bay area is now tied for second with l.a.. the worse commute in the nation that. means a lot of time sitting in traffic, last year alone, 61 hours were spent behind the wheel costing drivers more than 1200s ndz wasted time and gas. jamie wishes she can be productive when she's stuck in traffic. >> yes. just sitting in the car an hour and a half each way is time wasted maybe i'll listen to a book but most of the time, just listen together news. >> transportation bosses don't
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see it getting better soon but they're working on it we're not going to defeat congestion but need to manage it as best we can so we canack maintain mobility throughout the reason. >> when you add this up, it'slk $121 billion. l7'un it saying it's a sign the region is working and people have jobs to go to. they say it's a tradeoff. >> san francisco market street improvement could mean changes for mission street as well. a new suggestion calls for banishing buses and redesigning it.-;,s this plan is the latest of three proposals for the $350 million better market street project aimed at remaking the main boulevard into a designated transit friendly corridor. >> in a special hearing in san francisco today, california supreme court took up the controversial issue of whether cities can ban medical
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marijuana. >> justices held court at the university of san francisco law school and in a rare move allowing cameras inside. ájn2u)ud us the. >>vaçrtnéz of the high courtthe. expressed skepticism over claims the laws prohibit local governments from bang the store-front pot shops. the case resolves around a ban by the city of riverside. there are 150 similar bans around california. the lawyer says thefew intent of the law is clear. >> issue is before the court is that whether it's municipality may ban what state law made lawful. i think that that is the core issue. >> but the corn for the health and well ns center ran into questions from the court over whether or not cities have the right to govern their ownland use. >> what i need to you respond to the zoning authority yes.
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>> this case is land use regulation. zoning, ordinances. >> legislature knows how to say thou shall not ban dispense riz. they didn't say that. >> the lawyer for the dispensary says it's makes no sense to legalize medical marijuana then allow cities to ban it. >> if you allow institutions to be band that is exactly the opposite of what the legislature was trying to accomplish. >> but the city of riverside kourn argued koit still be available chbl the banl is onlyúw$wñ on store front pot dispensary autos this is an effort by cities to regulate in an area that dealú+zbç was te store front type medical marijuana facilities. so it's just one method. >> the high court has 90 days to make a decision. in the city the police chief
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says his story's ban would not prohibit growers from forming a cooperative. >> i can't find anything in the legislation or compassionate use initiative that allows for dispensary autos we're going to hear from a head cal marijuana(.rkñuser wo says relying on growers is impractical. it's a story we're working on for abc 7 news at 6:00. >> let's focus on the weather. it continues to be nice but sit changing just a bit. >> yes, showers on the wi we have cold showers on the way. we're looking at live doppler 7 hd showing high clouds around. it's partly cloudy and mainly sunny skies. 57 across the bay in oakland. 60 degrees up north in santa rosa.
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this is the forecast it will be chilly, not cold, though. patchy fog may form in the north bay valleys, temperatures about 40 to 50 degrees and lows dropping into mid-30s in some locations in the north bay valleys. a pleasant day, mainly sunny skies, thin, high clouds above. temperatures ranging from mid-50s to about 60s, then changes on thursday, i'll give you a look at that later in the accu-weather forecast. >> still ahead california joins a massive effort to assign blame in the mortgage crisis. >> pakistan's plans to boost tourism in the town where osama bin laden was killed. coming up, new at 4:30. >> good news out of silicon valley. job growth and income are their best since the recession. >> michael finney is taking your questions on twitter and facebook and will answer them
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here live just a little bit later. >> and let's take a look outside on tuesday traffic. the commute gets underway in earnest. you can see from the skyway looking busy getting on to the bay bridge. it's slow, not too bad heading south. stay with us. abc 7 news
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>> the state of california is
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suing the debt rating agency standard & poor's for misleading investors. the state attorney general announced think the morning in washington. the u.s. department of justice and 15 other states filed lawsuits, all claiming that s and p inflated rating as signed to mort-backed securities. >> we're suing because inflated rates and ratings rile yaited our state unfair competition law and very posh importantly our state's false claims act under which losses are trebled. >> harris says california lost almost $1 billion because of the conduct. the department of justice wants the company to pay at least $5 billion in penaltis. >> president obama met to talk about immigration and a deal for wuchbt biggest players in the computer industry. >> that is right, hi, emily.
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>> good afternoon. a major deal in the tech world announced today ceo and founder and investors are taking the computer maker private in a deal worth $24 billion this, is the largest deal of its kind in the recession. disney reported earnings after the bell that beat estimates at interactive division registered a profit. sales up 5% with net income dropping. games from the inyachtive unit with higher profits helped to counter lower earnings from film and cable television. march missa myer met to talk
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about rev yugs reform. the president is seeking input from the business community on the plans which include granting a path to citizenship for millions of people, loosening visa requirements for skilled workers.[0di the dell purchase of strong earnings helped boost stocks higher today. your bloomberg silicon valley index up on shares of apple and ora cell. and amazon is launching a virtual occurrencey called amazon coin. users will be able to buy apps in the sore with these coins. and÷kçj amazon will give out ts of millions of the coins once the program starts in may. the move is an effort to lure developers to create apps for amazon. dan, carolyn, back to you. >> thank you. >> is the world ready for os
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yammaland is in the town in pakistan where u.s. special forces killed osama bin laden is planning to build an amusement park. leaders are laying out the framework for the attraction not far from the compound where bin laden lived. they hope it will attract tourists. they deny it's to improve the town's image. >> let's talk about rain that is coming this way after a long, dry spell. >> yes. spencer christian is here with a look at the accu-weather forecast. >> nothing artificial about the water here. we don't expect it to be heavy but we do need the rain. here is a live view from our mount tam camera over the bay. all of a sudden, just seconds ago, low clouds moved but they're not obscuring our views it from. here is a look at live dop prer 7 hd. you can see partly cloudy skies to mainly sunny skies.
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and pleasant around the bay area now. taking a look at fó!cs:u features mostly clear and chilly overnight. cold showers developing on thursday and there are a few friday as well, sunnier, milder conditions this weekend. satellite shows a weak cold front pushing through right now. a dry front this, system brought us clouds we've seen. no rainfall associated with that one but a strong yes, colder system is steaming into our direction this, is the one expected to produce thursday morning we'll see the front producing showers in the east bay, south bay and peninsula. it will push through followed by colder air which could produce mixed precipitation or light snow. and later in the day just
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spotty showers but we'll be drying out. the rainfall totals by friday morning will be rather modest. inland locations from 5/100ths to 15/100ths. the coast will be wetter from a quarter inch to half an inch. into seera, not a lot of snow is expected. tomorrow, sunny skies, chance of showers thursday, cold air coming in behind the front. a chance of snow showers back in the bay area, chilly where lows drop into 30s. low 40s for other locations tomorrow, mainly sunny skies, high temperatures upper 50s to around4"h@b 60. 45e is the accu-weather forecast. showers likely with a chance of trailing showers early friday morning and chilly friday with highs into low to mid-50s then sunnier, milder weather over the weekend by a couple degrees.
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highs above 60s for a change. >> coming up next a baltimore furniture store has to pay up after making the wrong bet on super bowl sunday. plus...msi >> this young woman gets a tough lesson in respect. what happens when a judge
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a furniture store chain is making good on a big super bowl gamble. >> everything you buy before 3:00 p.m. sunday will be free. >> free? there have been few kickoffs but jones ruin that had with the 108 yard kick off return. and that cost the store big time. $600,000 worth of furniture. >> nobody was more surprised than i was when the second half opened and jacobby jones runs a kickoff for a touchdown. my phone is ringing. >> i was screaming and you can probably hear me all over baltimore. >> he didn't have to foot the entire bill. the chain took out insurance,
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the owner thinks they've made it up in free publicity. >> a lot of free publicity. neither 49ers nor raiders will win the super bowl next year if you buy into a trend. >> the super bowl champions began by playing in the philadelphia eagles home opener this, started with new orleans staints in 2009 playing for the eagles home opener and green bay packers followed by giants, then, of course, the raven autoszfhgines don't play eagles next year, raiders play them in oakland. so stay tuned. >> we're not buying into that. >> yes. yes. >> naomi watts and denzel washington talk about their oscar noom nation. >> this actress is pack with or comedy "identity thief". we learned that she may not be afraid of comedyy+hr risks but s
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scared of raising her kids right. >> every time i think does that make sense? at 15 should she be like you said? you promised. >> catch melissa in "identity thief" fry check out the stage full of nominees at the lunchen. we sat down with big stars like denzel washington nominated for a role in "flight". >> people have been saying it's pretty good. and just trying get better at what i do. >> we caught up with naomi watts it doesn't happen so often. it's kind of a big deal. it means i'll remember this day. >> this is her second
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nomination, but will she continue? of course wch the oscars february 24th here on abc. >> still ahead at 4:00 we're learning about the rescue of a 5-year-old boy held hostage in a bunker, what family members are saying today. >> acb#$p hunting contest for snakes in florida? it may be paying off. i know. and... >> i'm abc 7 news reporter nick smith in oakland. mayor kwan talks about heart murmer and the plans to move forward.s%oay
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sky 7 hd is live over breaking news. the forest department says they responded on reports of a triple shooting. you're looking live where three people have been killed in the forestville area. we'll update you as soon as we get more information as well as on twitter. so stay with us for that. >> school officials planning a party to celebrate the 6th birthday of a little boy who managed to escape a terrifying
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ordeal. he was trapped with a killer kidnapper almost a week. the grandmother of the little boy says he's okay. physically. the agents rescued ethan yesterday after slipping a camera into the hideout and watching what was going on inside of there. abc 7 has latest. >> this is a happy end lg the nation had been waiting for. after being rescued an apparently unharmed 5-year-old being wheeled to safety. the boy named ethan who has a mild form of autismv%uhç and add was held for nearly a week. but today, his family says he is doing just fine. >> happy to be home excited like i said, happy to be home. and he looked good. he looked good. >> his great aunt and upt uncle shared their joy.
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>> if "could i would do cart wheels. >> right now we're blessed. truly blessed owe-to-see god working miracles it began when james lee dykes killed a school bus driver and snatched ethan. >> things goring to change in the community. especially for our school system. >> law enforcement he led by the fbi spent six days talking with dykes through a pvc pipe. they were training in this replica bunker built. officials decided to storm the bunker after he became more difficult and footage showed him holding a gun. they exploded in, shooting and killing dykes in the process. the family described him as a loving little boy who likes hugs. no doubt he'll be getting plenty of shows thoes as he
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celebrates his sixth birthday, tomorrow.)ñpp] >> mexican police say they are looking for men who broke their way into a home and raped six spanish tourists. the victims now under protection of mexican authorities, officials sate men held a group of 12 people at gun point, tied up the men then ak taed the women. their warning increased violence in the region. >> the fate of oakland popular first friday art walk is now in jeopardy after a shooting on friday night. the suspect appeared. talking about possible stages to the festival. nick smith is live in oakland. nick? >> that is a spekd part of
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what we want to talk b many say it's one of the crown jewels for the city z after the event ended on friday, things took a violent turn. a shooting left a man dead and three others injured. the first friday art murmer had been a thing of pride for the city, drawing thousands and has only increased in popularity. now, today, oakland mayor spoke out about the violence. >> it's become a very important part of the city's culture. it would be like what mardi gras is to new orleans except ours sever month. we're going to do our best to make sure it's safe ask successful. >> one man was killed and the man police say, or the district attorney charged was
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w.8 felony counts and now being held on bail. i asked about the violence she was very clear and says, do you know what? we have a three-point plan increasing maybe scaling down the size of the event and also, different ways to pay for the event moving forward. and she proves it should move forward. small business owners tell me in order for art murmer to be a success here, it will take more than what the smair suggesting. >> thank you. >> another budget deadline is looming inrc washington. the president and congress have until march 1 to come up with a plan including tax reform and spending cuts. if the problem sounds familiar, it should. it's the same decision lawmakers faced in december deciding to push back the deadline to march 1 here we are again. if no deal is in place by then,
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auto in thic tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in. >> this economy is headed in the right direction ask will stay that way as long as there aren't any self inflekted wounds-ñ;n. >> it's a lot of money. it's down nearly $1.1 trillion. at a peak of $1.4 trillion at the end of president bush's second term. experts say the deficit could drop by 2015. >> today, british parliament legalized same-sex marriage that7:ru:u&d allow couples to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies if instit yug as agree to it. it needs to pass a final vote next week. the u.s. military appears ready to extend benefits to
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same-sex partners of service members. a final decision has not been made on which benefits would be included. pentagon is likely to aallow the partners to have access to some programs. the pentagon repealed a ban on openly gay service men and women 16 months ago stit of florida's python challenge seems to beç&ój paying dividen. the commission says 50 nonnative pythons have been captured during the first three weeks of the competition. officials organized this contevt to raise awareness about the snake's threat to wildlife. about 1500 participants joined the hunt, it ends next week. the person corralling the longest python wins $1500. and those are large. >> coming up, baby boomers living longer than parents but
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are they living longer. >> and a teenager's attitude gets her in trouble. you're not going to believe what she said to a judge, twice. >> and i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook. you can contact me right now and on twitter i'll answer yes your questions here live later. >> i'm spencer christian from our camera in san francisco looking towards sutro tower clouds near the coast and showers coming into our direction. i'll have the accu-weather forecast in just a moment. >> and taking a look right now at traffic and walnut creek 680 moving well now. 680 they don't need one,
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a young woman learned a lesson about respecting the law. >> take a look at what happened after the judge set bond at $5,000. >> bye-bye. >> adios. >> come back, ma'am, come back. now it's going to be $10,000. >> are you serious? >> i am serious, adios. >> then it gets worse. the 18-year-old apparently did not like the judge doubling bond she flipped him off and blurted out an expletive and walked away.
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>> come back again. come back again. did you say [ bleep ] to me. did you say that? >> yes, sir i did. 30 days in county jail. >> okay. that is fine. >> what she is thinking who knows? she was in court on illegal possession of xanax. very never seen anything like that. the judge was not taking it. >> no that. is not the way to act in court. spencer would never do such a thing. >> no. woe not. >> i might just say aios and that would be it. here is a time lapse view this afternoon from our mount tam camera shows clouds of various level buzz not a lot of clouds. broken low clouds, high clouds lots of sunshine. it's been a lfly day around the bay area. it still s you can see that there is just a a few little areas of clouds here and there. nothing to grumble about. nationwide tomorrow, will be a
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mild winter day. a high of 30 in minneapolis is mild by winter standards in minneapolis. it will be cool to chilly up into northeast, sunny skies into the eastern part of the country. south central states of texas into parts of the gulf we'll see showers, high temperatures into 70s thark is pretty mild, highs from 30s to 50s. and statewide in california tomorrow mainly sunny skies. eureka will have a shower or two. high temperatures into 60s throughout the state tomorrow. 71 down in palm springs. here in the bay area, we'll have a relatively mild day with mainly sunny skies. high temperatures into upper 50s to about 60 into mildest locations but this will be the mildest day on the last of the mild days i should say this, week. and showers are on the way. it's going to feel like winter where before is is over.
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>> all right a father of five makes a parody about his home life. jimmy kimmel jokes about super bowl commercials. >> sharon wheer a look at hottest videos. the web love as dorable dads and don't get cuter than chad q!er the lmfo parody.' 6ñ >> appearing his 5 and 7-year-old sons and 22-month-old trip lets. he and his wife spent 20 hours filming and editing it and got a new computer to help with the process. they've been rewarded with 1.5 million views so far and hopefully a bit of money too, right? the latest vision of live controversial super bowl commercial that's
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don't technically exist. >> some people are saying five energy drink ad where chris brown punches betty white was bad taste. >> i didn't think that was great. >> she's a national treasure. >> everyone saw bar rafaeli kitsing was off putting you've been one upped. see you next time, bay area. >> thank you, tonight on jimmy kimmel live, actor bradley cooper, kimmel airs week nights on abc 7 right after carol and i join us at 11:00. >> still ahead here at 4:00 new advise from bay area scientists on when older women should get mammograms. >> an olympic champion is side lined. you'll see the crash next.útw >> i'm michael finney. if you're refinancing your/icx@h home which fees are junk fees?
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we'll talk about that next in
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rest of the ski season following a bad fall today at the world championships. she took a tumble after losing her balance while landing a jump. during the event in austria. you can hear her screaming in pain. u.s. ski team says vaughn broke her shin and tore ligaments in the right knee. i was a bad fall. organizers are under fire for holding the event vent despite snowy conditions and limited visibility. several other racers also crashed none this badly officials expect vaughn to be ready for olympics next year, however. >> in healthy living newsxkx=q study finds baby boomers live longer than predecessor buzz not necessarily healthier lives. the research shows boomers more likely to suffer from obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
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and researchers say a mammogram every two years has the same benefit as every two years for older women. researchers studied and found no difference in breast cancer rates between women screened annually versus bi-annually but almost half who were screened every year had false positive results compared to 29% screened every two years. >> researchers say they found a link between exposure to sun skplit a lowered risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in women. the researchers followed two groups of 100,000 women. in the first group, those living in sunnier climates were 21% less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis. researchers found no difference in arthritis rates in the second group which coincided with greater use of sun block. experts warn people about too
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much sun exposure michael finney is answering questions twitter and e mail. and asking which fees are junk fees?á >> back in the days there were many of said junk fee in red. but now they have internet people have been griping about them. and what we tend to see new are fees stacked and higher than they should be. first application fee this, qee is intended to weed out folks just shopping around, wasting time so. if you're serious borrower you often do not have to give them a deposit to application underway. second, underwriting fee charged to review an application but that is a lender's job anyway. so argue this b.this fee.
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courier fees and they use e mail also make sure fees what are they cost. you can ask for proof of the cost. and wire transfer fee, and that seems to be a real one. it tends to get stacked. and that is a lot of charge autos can a auto insurance company raise rates 21%? ,z 21% on'mr' you if you had an accident, cars stolen, whatever. if you have vitd issues. if they're going to raise across the board they have to get permission to raise them up. when you get an increase like this reported to the state of california find out what is going on f you have an agent talk to an agent and go what is snup. >> individually they can do what they want?
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>> like if you messed up? yes. they can change them. >> all right. >> eileen asks i bought a baby monitor ask started to hear a baby cry. i ran to realize my baby was sleeping. people. i wanted to know what i can interesting. >> that is your husband crying look. we're seeing where we pick up the monitor next door or phone next door. there is a new, consumer reports did a story on this. 1.9 megahertz is a new radio frequency they're using. check that out. >> i know. i recall having this problem when our kids were younger, and you can flip it around so you're not picking up your neighbor's monitor. >> up next more jobs.
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>> yes. new evidence out today that silicon valley is bouncing back from last year's recession. >> in the newsroom, gas prices on the rise. ask and the equivalent lent of the peace
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silicon valley engineered highest job growth in a decade according to a new study released today. east bay are creating numbers abc 7 news david louie slif for us in san jose with more on this, david? >> one has to wonder whether index might go by a broader name. many of the jobs being created in other parts of the bay area are tech related.
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>> over 42,000 jobs were created in the past year, nearly 16,000 in san francisco. online gaming and social media start ups have become major tenants south of market. another barometer is a new companies formed. >> it's colorly being driven by mobile devices and the cloud. and the storage capability of the clouds. also, by software and the internet. >> income is another bright spot. per cap pit yity income inching close to prerecession figures, however, african americans and hispanics saw their incomes drop by 18% and 5% resfektively. >> we see two important populations falling behind the curve so. what that says is that we have to take
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intentional steps through education sis imto make sure no community is left behind. >> with jobs growing workers are spend morgue time commuting and an index found 21,000 people commute south, 13,000 traveling north from san jose. that has planners saying there is a greater need to get workers to use mass transit. >> how to get not just one in 10 workers but we can elevate that number that. is going to happen if there is a better transit system but also if there is more employment located around those stations around the bay area. >> with the east bay growing many tech job there's is a sense of a war growing over the moniker, silicon valley.
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if you'd like to look at the full silicon valley index just go to our web site and click on see it on tv. we have a link there. >> and thanks for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. the alarm clock app is available for your android, you can donate -- down load it now for free. it is also still available if you have an iphone. >> gas prices on the rise so is the amount of time commuters sit in traffic. how much both are costing drivers and new commute shaping up to be one of the worst. >> also here bay area city wants to put your tech expertise and commitments to work. i'm sandhya patel live from the roof of the broadcast center it's breezy now. bigger changes sh coming up. when cold showers arrive and possibly snow, coming up.
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>> and we begin with breaking news from sonoma county. the sheriff's department at the scene of a triple homicide. three people murdered between toristville. sky 7 hd is live over the area now. >> this is the view from sky 7. the brother of one of the victims called authorities after coming home and finding bodies of three men inside of the home this, is about 3:15. the crime scene is at a property near iron horse vineyards. employees say they've been told to stay away. deputies aren't saying yet how men were killed. they do confirm they responded to a triple shooting. good evening, i'm cheryl jennings. >> our other top story is about bay area gridlock.
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you're looking live to the bay bridge, one of the worst commutes in the nation. drivers year stuck in gridlock. that is time and money, lost when you can consider gas prices in california are more than 30 cents have gone up by that much in just a month. laura, let's start with you. >> gas prices normally goup this time of the year as refiners switch from winter to summer blend this, year, mixing in uncertainty in the middle east and fact that several refineries are closed in california. and an increase in gas prices has turned into a surge. >> what do you think makes this price go up and down?
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>> drivers seem to have their own theories there is no doubt about how it affects them. >> i pay several hundred dollars in gas. >> he drives a truck and gets paid 31 cents per mile. >> this is just feeling like, i don't know. >> the average price of unleaded jumped 17 cents in just the past week but 24 cents in gal gal. >> in this situation, one shut down because of a maintenance issue. there is a speculation there may not be enough supply. >> one spokesman offered an additional reason for the hike. quote, california refineryiers are transitioning from

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